Life on a small working farm can be busy and I find it’s important for me to think through and plan the weeks meals as much as possible. Michael and I (and my father who lives with us) enjoy simple and nutritional.
Personally, I am a fan of soups. Here’s one of my favorite and easy ones.
It's Tortilla Soup from the Fix-It and Forget It Cookbook (Good Publishers) and it's done in your crock pot! Once you make it, it will become a regular on your family meal table.
4 chicken breast halves (cook, debone & shred chicken)
1 garlic clove, minced,
2 Tbsp. butter,
2 14 1/2 oz cans of chicken broth,
2 14 oz cans chopped stewed tomatoes,
1 cup salsa (mild, medium, or hot),
1/2 cup chopped cilantro,
1 Tbsp or more of ground cumin.
Melt the butter and add the minced garlic to it. Combine all the other ingredients in a slow cooker THEN add the sautéed garlic. Cover and cook on low for 8 - 10 hours.
Then shred or cube 8 oz of Monterey jack cheese - put this in your soup bowls. Ladle your soup over the cheese THEN sprinkle tortilla chips on the top and add a dollop of sour cream.
IT'S that easy and very yummy. I always double the recipe. It's great the first day and even better the second. And it freezes well— Enjoy! Let me know how you like it!